Cornwall in Winter, Spring & Autumn

Springtime comes earlier here than almost any other part of the country and is a lovely time to visit.  Enjoy the blossom and the early birdsong as you stroll around our garden or wander in the pleasant cool weather under blue skies.   South East Cornwall is rarely crowded,  but in Spring you can enjoy our gardens and walks and have them almost to yourself – spectacular blue skies and trees full of blossom, all waiting for you here in Cornwall.

Cadson in Spring 

The Cornwall Spring Gardens Festival runs from mid March to the end of May and certain acclaimed gardens are a riot of perfume and colour.  The National Camellia Collection at Mount Edgecumbe is at its best in early spring, when you can stroll through the extensive seaside gardens and enjoy the early flowers.

Camellia at Mount Edgecumbe

A holiday or short break at this time of year is an ideal opportunity to explore gardens with a magnificent variety of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Due to the mild winters, our early flowers are uniquely Cornwall.


Traditionally visitors flock to Cornwall in the summer season, but autumn and winter have charms of their own.

In autumn, you’ll see amazing sunsets, valleys flooded with bright mist, birds wheeling across the hills in great flocks,  and a landscape where you can see the bones of this stunning granite land slowly emerging from the summer green.  Often Cornwall will see its most beautiful misty mornings and wide blue skies at a time when many visitors would not think of visiting, so you can have the place all to yourself.

Kit Hill under blue winter skies OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA winter1 Cadson Manor under snow Sometimes it even snows...

Whichever season you choose to join us, an escape to the country brings many pleasures.  Our guests are encouraged to try at least one of the walks we have compiled for you, taking you through our fields or along the sheltered wooded valley. Coastal walks are also included.